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Off-road bike riding has lots of unique challenges that make it unsafe to attempt on non-off-road bikes. Taking your cruiser across a smooth, flat path in the park wont hurt it, but technical, rocky rides could damage it (and you) very badly. Use your own discretion and choosing where to ride, and don't be afraid to turn around or walk the bike if it gets too rough. If you find you enjoy the challenges of off-road riding, purchase a mountain bike.